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Marin's artwork from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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Marin is a major supporting character in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. She is a girl who lives on Koholint Island with her father Tarin, and was the first to find Link after he shipwrecked there. The two become close friends over Link's journey around the island to try to wake the Wind Fish.

Being the first major female character in the series aside from Princess Zelda, elements of Marin have been recycled with later characters such as Malon and Aryll.


When Link shipwrecks on Koholint Island, Marin is the first one to find him. She takes Link back to her home in Mabe Village, where she and her father let him rest. Upon waking, Link momentarily mistakes Marin for Princess Zelda before realizing his mistake. After finding his sword on the beach, Link can find Marin singing a song in the village square.

As Link travels around the island in search of the Eight Instruments of the Sirens, he encounters a sleeping walrus blocking a path near the Animal Village. The animals of the village tell him that the walrus is fond of Marin's singing, so he heads back to Mabe Village to ask for her help. Link finds Marin on the beach, and she agrees to visit the walrus with him. During this time, Link can also make a number of humorous stops along the way, such as taking Marin to a local crane game and (in the DX version) getting some snapshots for his photo album. After waking the walrus, Marin stays in Animal Village to sing for the animal residents. Once Link has the Ocarina, she will teach him her song: The Ballad of the Wind Fish.

Link later encounters Marin stranded on a bridge in the Tal Tal Mountain Range, and saves her with his Hookshot. She explains that she wanted to go make a wish to the Wind Fish, but Tarin comes to take her away before she can tell Link what the wish was.

After Link wakes the Wind Fish, it reveals that the island was actually merely a product of its dream, and that everything and everyone on it will vanish when it awakes, including Marin. However, if the player has completed the game without dying a single time, they are treated to a bonus ending, where a winged Marin (or, in the DX version, a portrait of Marin that turns into a seagull) is seen in the "real world", implying that her wish was to become a seagull, and that it was granted.

Other appearances

Marin also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, depicting a 3D version of her official artwork.

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